But while we’re still awaiting the return of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, and while we know the series will focus much more on the material from the books, the team has confirmed that it will still find ways to include more references to the video games by CD Projekt Red.
“We love the games,” said Lauren Hissrich, showrunner and creator of The Witcher, in an interview with TV Guide (via Games Radar). “Obviously what we wanted to do is go back to the source material, not to do an adaptation of an adaptation. But it doesn’t mean that we’re not fans of the games ourselves, that we don’t play them ourselves, and that we know that a huge part of our audience has only heard of The Witcher because of the video games.”
One of the biggest references to the games in the first season was the bathtub scene in Episode 4 of Season 1. Of course, the other nod to the games is Cavill’s own impression of Geralt, where he derived his voice from Doug Cockle, who famously voiced the character in the games.
Currently, we’re still pretty much in the dark about what sort of new references Hissrich and her team could be contemplating. Perhaps some portal-related ones…?
The Witcher Season 2 debuts on Netflix sometime in 2021.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.